Q. What is a personal chef?
A. A personal chef is a chef who comes into your home and prepares multiple meals from your customized menu selections. Your personal chef designs menus around your specific needs and requirements, shops, cooks, cleans up, packages and labels each meal so that you may enjoy them at your own leisure.
Q. What are the benefits of having a personal chef?
A. Save Time — Enjoy dining in your own home without all the stress and time involved in meal planning after a long days work. Let someone else do the planning, shopping, cooking and cleanup. Give yourself back the time you need for more important things.
Save Money — Add up the cost of dining out just a couple of times a week plus money spent on groceries. Factor in the time spent driving, parking, waiting in lines, tipping and even money spent on groceries that went bad because you never had the time to cook them. Hiring a personal chef is much more cost-effective than you thought.
Q. Do you cook in my kitchen?
A. Yes, meals are prepared in the safety of your own kitchen, although they may be prepared in a licensed kitchen and delivered to your home. On the scheduled cook date your personal chef will bring the fresh ingredients for your meals along with his own pots, pans and utensils, then prepare your entrées on site. At the end of the day the chef will leave your refrigerator filled with fresh, delicious meals, and your kitchen will be left in the same beautiful condition in which it was found.
Q. Do I have to be home for the service?
A. No, and most people aren’t. Arrangements can be made at the assessment to determine how the chef will gain access into your home. However, some clients are home. This arrangement works fine as long as interruptions are kept to a minimum to ensure that the chef can complete all tasks in a timely and safe manner.
Q. How long will you be here?
A. Our standard plan allows for a cook time of approximately 4 to 5 hours.
Q. Do I heat the food?
A. Yes. All entrées that have been stored in your refrigerator and/or freezer will have simple, detailed heating instructions. Frozen entrées should be defrosted overnight in your refrigerator, and heated, to be enjoyed at the peak of their flavor.
Q. Do I pay you ahead of each cooking date?
A. Yes, it is customary to pay a $100.00 deposit for the service in advance of your cook date; the balance is paid on the cook date.
Q. What do I need to supply you with on the cook day?
A. All we need is your counter space, your stove/oven, sink, and room in your refrigerator to store your entrées. We bring the groceries, utensils, pots and pans and storage containers.